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Out of the Comfort Zone! Governing the Exnovation of Unsustainable Technologies and Practices

authors: Heyen, D. | Hermwille, L. | Wehnert, T.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Innovations are important for sustainability transformations, yet often prove insufficient for replacing established unsustainable structures. The promotion of renewable energy, for example, has been insufficient for pushing coal out of…

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Effects and success factors of sustainable consumption policy instruments: a comparative assessment across Europe

authors: Wolff, F. | Schönherr, N. | Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Important knowledge gaps exist regarding the effects of policy instruments for sustainable consumption (SC) and success factors of such instruments. This article compares and summarizes the results of six case studies on the effects and…

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A non-land policy for global sustainable land use?

Ökologisches Wirtschaften 4 / 2015, S. 40-44

authors: Kaphengst, T. | Wolff, F. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2015

What are new ways and future options for the international governance of sustainable land use? Effective policies towards more sustainable land use should not only deal with land and soil. These policies need to address various drivers…

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Ecosystem services in European cultural landscapes: Pathways, pitfalls, and perspectives

In: A. Gasparatos & K. J. Willis (ed), Biodiversity in the Green Economy: Moving beyond the rhetoric, Routledge

authors: Plieninger T. | Bieling, C. | Ohnesorge, B. | Schaich, H. | Schleyer, C. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 01 / 2015

Drawing on empirical evidence from studies conducted in two human-shaped landscapes in Germany, the article aims to enhance the knowledge of how to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services in integrated, subsequently termed…

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The Negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol: Issues, Coalitions and Process

authors: Wallbott, L. | Wolff, F. | Pożarowska, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2014

In: Sebastian Oberthür und Kirstin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol, Abingdon: Routledge, S. 33-59.

The article analyzes the history of the negotiations on…

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The Nagoya Protocol and the Diffusion of Economic Instruments for Ecosystem Services in International Environmental Governance

author: Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 07 / 2014

In: Sebastian Oberthür und Kirstin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol, Abingdon: Routledge, S. 132-157.

In international environmental politics, more and…

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Global Governance for sustainable land use - Status and Opportunities

authors: Fritsche, U. R. | Eppler, U. | Iriarte, L. | Wunder, S. | Kaphengst, T. | Wolff, F. | Heyen, D. | Lutzenberger, A. | Jering, A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2014

The GLOBALANDS (Global Land Use and Sustainability) project was initiated by the German Federal Environmental Agency and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Environment. It identifies “best prac-tices” in terms of national and…

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Exploring Futures of Ecosystem Services in Cultural Landscapes through Participatory Scenario Development in the Swabian Alb, Germany

authors: Plieninger T. | Bieling, C. | Ohnesorge, B. | Schaich, H. | Schleyer, C. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2013

Cultural landscapes are appreciated for the plethora of ecosystem services that they provide to society. They are, however, subject to rapid and fundamental transformations across Europe, mainly as a result of intensification or…

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When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 3/2013

authors: Heyen, D. | Fischer, C. | Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Keimeyer, F. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this working paper we focus on the political dimension, which has been neglected up to now. Sufficiency policy encompasses political measures which are geared to environmentally sustainable consumption patterns and involve a change in…

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When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 2/2013

authors: Fischer, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Barth, R. | Brohmann, B. | Brunn, C. | Heyen, D. | Keimeyer, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this paper, we define sufficiency, based on a literature review and discussion, as “modification of consumption patterns that help to respect the Earth‘s ecological limits, while aspects of consumer benefit change.” These changes in…

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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (IMPACT)

The future impact of CSR in the food retail sector on climate change

Year of publication: 10 / 2013

The goals and research questions for the study are as follows:

Primary goals:

-Identification of CSR efforts/measures with climate change aspects from companies in the German food retail sector.

-Calculation of current global warming…

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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (IMPACT)

Deliverable 6.5: Brief Summary Report for optimisation of tools

author: Brunn, C.
Year of publication: 08 / 2013

The aim of this report is to summarise results of a literature review, focussing especially on CSR ex-ante impact assessment.

After conducting four empirical work packages, to collect information about CSR ex-post in companies,…

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Current international governance of land use: key findings from GLOBALANDS

authors: Wolff, F. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2013

CSR Impact

From CSR to CIAM: Corporate Impact Assessment and Management

authors: Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Warich, I. | Schmitt, K. | et al.
Year of publication: 05 / 2013

An Illustrative Guide for Executives, Managers and Enterprise Stakeholders Seeking to Enhance the Positive Impacts of Responsible Business in Society.

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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (IMPACT)

Report on synthesis assessment of the relationship between CSR implementation & motivation and CSR performance & impacts

author: Brunn, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2013

The report on D6.2 – available individually - did then the next step and triangulate and synthesise empirical results on CSR performance and impacts from all the empirical work packages on three overall EU objectives: Environment;…

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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (IMPACT)

Report on cross-WP comparison of CSR performance & impacts according to different types of characteristics

author: Brunn, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2013

After developing the conceptual and empirical frameworks which build the theoretical basis of the IMPACT project, four empirical methods had been applied for researching CSR and its effects on companies and society at large: econometric…

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Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (IMPACT)

Report on cross-WP compilation and assessment of CSR performance & impacts on EU objectives

author: Brunn, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2013

After developing the conceptual and empirical frameworks which form the theoretical basis of the IMPACT project, four empirical methods have been applied for researching CSR and its effects on companies and society at large: econometric…

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International payments for ecosystem services: a governance strategy for sustainability?

author: Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 08 / 2012

Lecture by Franziska Wolff (Oeko-Institut) at the International Sustainability Conference in Basel (CH), 30 August 2012

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Explaining the construction of global carbon markets: REDD+ as a test case?

author: Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2011

Market-based instruments increasingly shape international environmental governance. Against this background, this paper puts forward a conceptual framework on the development of regulated global carbon markets. Regarding the adoption of…

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The Impact Evaluation of Sustainable Consumption

Policy Instruments

authors: Wolff, F. | Schönherr, N.
Year of publication: 01 / 2011

Putting sustainable consumption into practice is a challenge that requires the effort and coordination of numerous societal domains and actors. The paper deals with the contribution of policy making and policy evaluation. More…

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